"I'm so thankful for everything you've done."

Tracy Johnson and her mother in-law, Sandra Johnson, talk about the death of their wife and daughter, Army Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson.
Recorded in North Carolina, Raeford
Tracy Johnson and her mother in-law, Sandra Johnson, talk about the death of their wife and daughter, Army Staff Sergeant ...
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Recorded in Raeford, North Carolina
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

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Identity
Military
Work

"I remember feeling helpless."

Nicholas Peart (L) talks about being stopped and frisked in New York City.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Nicholas Peart (L) talks about being stopped and frisked in New York City.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Dan Collison, Michael Garofalo and Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
Atlantic Philanthropies

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Growing Up
Identity
Struggle

"You feel like being gay is like a virus."

Samuel Taylor tells his mom, Connie Casey, about being in "ex-gay" conversion therapy as a teenager.
Recorded in Ohio, Painesville
Samuel Taylor tells his mom, Connie Casey, about being in "ex-gay" conversion therapy as a teenager.
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Recorded in Painesville, Ohio
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Whitney Henry-Lester

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Growing Up
Identity

"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."

U.S. Navy veteran Denny Meyer remembers what it was like to be gay and a sailor in the late 1960s.
Recorded in New York, New York City
U.S. Navy veteran Denny Meyer remembers what it was like to be gay and a sailor in the late 1960...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo and Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

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Identity
Military
Witness
Work

"I had a pretty severe accident at work..."

Jack Richmond tells his daughter, Reagan, about being an amputee.
Recorded in Knoxville, Tennessee
Jack Richmond tells his daughter, Reagan, about being an amputee.
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Recorded in Knoxville, Tennessee
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Jorge Rios

In Partnership with
Amputee Coalition of America

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Identity
Struggle
Work

"I grew up when that happened."

Ruben Aguilar tells his friend Bill Luna about his family's deportation as part of the Mexican Repatriation Program in 1933.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Ruben Aguilar tells his friend Bill Luna about his family's deportation as part of the Mexican Repatriation Program in 1933.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Yasmina Guerda.

Special thanks to Marlen Garcia

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Growing Up
Historias
Identity

"When I was a kid, I didn't realize that you were different."

Myra Brown speaks with her mother, Bonnie Mae Brown, who has an intellectual disability.
Recorded in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Myra Brown speaks with her mother, Bonnie Mae Brown, who has an intellectual disability.
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Recorded in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Luis Gallo

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Growing Up
Identity

"He dropped me off in the middle of the night with a $5 bill."

Bryan Wilmoth tells his younger brother, Michael, about being kicked out of the house because he is gay.
Recorded in California, Los Angeles
Bryan Wilmoth tells his younger brother, Michael, about being kicked out of the house because he is gay.
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

In Partnership with
AIDS Project of Los Angeles

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Growing Up
Identity
Struggle

"I remember going through family albums looking for my face in old photographs..."

Diane Tells His Name talks to her daughter Bonnie Buchanan about discovering she was adopted.
Diane Tells His Name talks to her daughter Bonnie Buchanan about discovering she was adopted.
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Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall with Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Sophia Simon-Ortiz

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Discovery
Growing Up
Identity

"I should have died at age 19."

Special education teacher Ken Rensink tells his friend Laurel Hill-Ward how surviving a near-fatal car crash has influenced his teaching.
Recorded in California, Chico
Special education teacher Ken Rensink tells his friend Laurel Hill-Ward how surviving a near-fatal car crash has influenced his teaching.
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Recorded in Chico, California
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Dana Glass

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Identity
Teachers
Work

"I have spent a lot of years just hiding from it."

Julie Sanders talks about being a member of of a white supremacist group as a teenager.
Recorded in Oregon, Portland
Julie Sanders talks about being a member of of a white supremacist group as a teenager.
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Recorded in Portland, Oregon
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Katie Simon

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Growing Up
Identity
Witness

"When I came in 1966, nobody knew about who a Sikh was."

Surinder Singh (L) and his son Rupinder (R) talk about their lives as Sikhs in the U.S. and Canada.
Surinder Singh (L) and his son Rupinder (R) talk about their lives as Sikhs in the U.S. and Canada.
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Produced by
Anita Rao and Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Sophia Simon-Ortiz

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Growing Up
Identity
Struggle

"Dennis will roll with the best of them."

Theresa McLaughlin speaks about raising her son, Dennis, who was born with spina bifida, leaving him unable to use his legs.
Recorded in Maine, Portland
Theresa McLaughlin speaks about raising her son, Dennis, who was born with spina bifida, leaving him unable to use his ...
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Recorded in Portland, Maine
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Maddy Nussbaum

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Growing Up
Identity

"When he was growing up, he was living in South Texas..."

Ricardo Isais Zavala remembers his grandfather, Vicente Domingo Villa, in an interview with his son, Ricardo Javier Zavala.
Recorded in Austin, Texas
Ricardo Isais Zavala remembers his grandfather, Vicente Domingo Villa, in an interview with his son, Ricardo Javier Zavala.
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Recorded in Austin, Texas
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Anaid Reyes

In Partnership with
Southeast Austin Community Branch of the Austin Public Library

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Growing Up
Historias
Identity

"I was looking at everyone else, going, 'Why aren't we like that?'"

Lisa Combest and her ex-husband, James Hanson-Brown, talk about how their marriage ended.
Recorded in Houston, Texas
Lisa Combest and her ex-husband, James Hanson-Brown, talk about how their marriage ended.
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Recorded in Houston, Texas
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Nina Porzucki

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Friendship
Identity

"I'd heard lines like this before, but this time it was different."

Winslow Jackson and his wife, Dorothy, who both are living with multiple sclerosis, remember how they met.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Winslow Jackson and his wife, Dorothy, who both are living with multiple sclerosis, remember how they met.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Anthony Knight

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Identity
Romance

"You said that you were in the wrong body, that you should be a man."

Scott (R) and Les (L) GrantSmith talk about how Les' decision to transition from female to male affected their marriage. Les also interviewed his daughters, Thea and Amanda.
Recorded in California, San Diego
Scott (R) and Les (L) GrantSmith talk about how Les' decision to transition from female to male affected their marriage. ...
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Recorded in San Diego, California
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Jasmyn Belcher

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Discovery
Identity
Romance

"I am happier now without my voice than I've ever been with my voice."

Rene Foreman, who survived cancer of the esophagus, tells her daughter Michelle about speaking through an electrolarynx.
Recorded in California, Los Angeles
Rene Foreman, who survived cancer of the esophagus, tells her daughter Michelle about speaking through an electrolarynx.
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Produced by
Nadia Reiman with Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Anaid Reyes

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Identity
Struggle

"At my house, only one person got the mail, and that was my mother."

Nathan Hoskins tells his friend Sally Evans how his family first learned that he was gay.
Recorded in Kentucky, Lexington
Nathan Hoskins tells his friend Sally Evans how his family first learned that he was gay.
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Recorded in Lexington, Kentucky
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Beatriz Colonia

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Growing Up
Identity
Struggle

"Does it bother you to think of home?"

Sarah Littman interviews her son, Joshua, who has Asperger's syndrome, about his first semester at college.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Sarah Littman interviews her son, Joshua, who has Asperger's syndrome, about his first semester at college.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Michael Garofalo

Topics
Identity